The long game isn’t always pretty when achieving your dream.

It’s one of those days when you realize you have to play a long game to reach your goal.

The long game sucks.

The book has been written. Now I face the real challenge. To be or not to be?

Did you know that there was more to drafting a novel than just writing? Yup- there is also depression, self-questioning, and nervous breakdowns! It’s awesome!

Reflections on rejoining corporate America.

Friends! What a journey into the real world of a 9-5 job! Culture shock! I am the first to admit that my last two jobs were, in fact, ‘work from home’, in the sense that I did travel- but my home base was my home office, and all of my supplies were haphazardly placed inContinue reading “Reflections on rejoining corporate America.”

How to write a book! By a non-published writer.

Friends, The clock is ticking down to my first day back at work. In an office. With people. During specific hours. Yuck. I have spent the last week working on finishing my book. That book that has sat within the confines of my computer for almost a year. And during this process, I have learnedContinue reading “How to write a book! By a non-published writer.”

We have arrived in the Lower 48.

I have arrived in the lower 48.  However, it is imperative to note that those who live in the lower 48 do not call it the ‘lower 48’. How long did I live in Alaska?  My family was waiting for us in our new neighborhood when the caravan of trucks, U-hauls, boats, and motorcycles approachedContinue reading “We have arrived in the Lower 48.”

Was I the issue? Maybe it WAS me?

The adventure continues… For all of you keeping track, I am now up to 65 applications submitted. Five rejection notifications, three interviews for one not selected position, and one interview today for a company and position I want, leaving 58 possibilities open. I am not worried. Experts say there are plenty of jobs, but noContinue reading “Was I the issue? Maybe it WAS me?”

That trash can that is God’s gift to writers- I used it last night! Bye, Bye 3 months of work…

So 2 weeks ago I read a blog about some woman who was on You Tube talking about Historic Fiction writers, and her tips for us to make sure that we are writing correctly. It was actually a bash on the book ‘Mrs. Poe’ by Lynn Cullen. She goes on for 10 minutes about allContinue reading “That trash can that is God’s gift to writers- I used it last night! Bye, Bye 3 months of work…”

Random questions that I have been asked…read with caution- these might keep you up at night!

I have taken to waking up early and instead of running, I have been writing. I usually wake up at 3 in the morning with inspiration, think it out until 3:45 and then tell myself that I will remember it all by the time I am done with my morning smoke and coffee break. NeverContinue reading “Random questions that I have been asked…read with caution- these might keep you up at night!”